James C. Calaway
James C. Calaway, Jim Calaway is a philanthropist-businessman who resides in Carbondale, Colorado. He served as the Chair of the Aspen Institutes Society of Fellows before he became a trustee in 1997. In 2000, he was selected as an Honorary Trustee, and was later appointed to the Council of Honorary Trustees after its creation this year. Mr. Calaway was in the oil and gas exploration business for over 40 years and retired as Chairman of Edge Petroleum in the late 1980s. He now partners with his son in building wind farms in several states to generate renewable energy.
In addition, since his retirement, Mr. Calaway has set his sights on philanthropy and fundraising for civic groups and non-profit organizations, having served as a regent of the University of Corpus Christi, a trustee of Antioch College, and a board member of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation. He served as Treasurer for the American Civil Liberties Union on the national level and is a lifetime member of the NAACP. Moreover, he co-founded the Colorado Animal Rescue Shelter that has taken in, cared for and adopted out over 2,500 homeless dogs and cats. Mr. Calaway received two presidential appointments during the Carter administration to the National Petroleum Council and as Commissioner of Presidential Scholars.